Many people choose to wear contact lenses because they are simple and natural-looking. However, those with eye health conditions may not be able to wear traditional lenses. There are other options, like scleral contact lenses. These lenses work for those cornea conditions and other issues. At Uptown Eyecare, serving Hunter Park, Lake Nona, and Orlando, FL, we offer scleral lenses and more. Our optometrist will perform an eye exam to determine what lenses are right for you and your condition.
Conditions Requiring Scleral Lenses
Our eye doctor may recommend scleral lenses in specific situations. One condition that can benefit from scleral lenses is dry eye. Scleral lenses have more space between the cornea and the lens, so they can keep in more moisture than regular contacts. These lenses also work for keratoconus. Keratoconus refers to a cone-shaped cornea. Scleral lenses rest on the whites of the eyes, so they can vault over an abnormally shaped cornea.
You can also wear scleral lenses if your cornea experiences severe thinning. This thinning of the cornea can happen after LASIK. Our eye doctor may determine that you are a good candidate for these lenses if you have already undergone eye surgery and have suffered from these complications.
Our optometrist will perform an eye exam to determine if you have any of these conditions. You can try out scleral lenses to see if they work for you.
How to Get Scleral Lenses
You can schedule contact lens exam with our eye doctor. During this exam, our optometrist will determine if you have any eye health conditions, find your prescription, and measure your eyes. If you have a condition that makes traditional contacts uncomfortable, we may have you try scleral lenses. The large size of these lenses means that they may not be for everybody, but they can be a great help for those who want to wear contacts but do not qualify for them.
Visit Our Optometrist in Orlando, FL for Scleral Lenses
If you want to wear contacts but have an eye health condition, we can help. At Uptown Eyecare, serving Orlando, Hunter Park, and Lake Nona, FL, we provide specialty lenses, including scleral lenses. Our eye doctor will perform an eye exam to see if you are a good candidate for scleral lenses. Our team is happy to answer any questions you have. Call us today to schedule an appointment or to learn more about our eye care services.